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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield & LAWA share exciting vision for LAX

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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports Division will be overseeing leasing activities at a new terminal under construction at Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX).

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) are taking an innovative, inclusive approach to the Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) for the 750,000 sqf Midfield Satellite Concourse at LAX – slated to open to the public in 2020.

The CEP will be open for 27 dining, retail and amenity opportunities in the new Concourse, encompassing 28,000 sqf of dining and retail space. These opportunities include a wide selection of individual, open-to-bid spaces for brands and operators to bring in a truly authentic L.A. feel.

The deadline for proposals is May 18, and all related documents are available on the CEP website at:

“Los Angeles is a city of varied cultures and incredible cuisines, and we are excited to bring the flavors and creativity of the city to our guests at LAX,” said Deborah Flint, CEO, Los Angeles World Airports. “Our new concourse will connect the world to the best of Los Angeles, and we expect a diverse array of restaurateurs, retailers and experience providers to participate in the Competitive Evaluation Process.”

“Creating these terminals is about so much more than just leasing space,” said Michael Caro, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports’ Vice President of Leasing at LAX. “We want the experience at the airport to mirror the experience of Los Angeles, with businesses big and small coexisting to create a truly unique, vibrant feel.”

The Midfield Satellite Concourse will be located in the central area of the airfield – west of Tom Bradley International Terminal – and connected to the Bradley Terminal via underground tunnels servicing passengers, baggage and utilities. The concourse will have 12 aircraft gates, including two for new large Group VI aircraft.

In articulating the vision for the new concourse, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports has revealed an overall design theme, called ‘Neighborhoods’, which will exude a cool, hip, and modern California vibe while at the same time paying homage to L.A.’s Downtown (DTLA), Mid-City and Ocean Communities. Each of these distinct neighborhoods will be highlighted within three concourse districts differentiated from one another through simple sculptural forms, artisanal materials and creative palettes.

The guest experience begins in the DTLA district, featuring a streamlined, modern aesthetic to evoke Downtown’s high-rises. Proceeding further into the environment, guests will next enter the Mid-City district, an artisanal space with an art deco inspiration and an industrial, textured feel. The Ocean Communities district rounds out the experience with an eclectic and artsy stroll down an L.A. “beach boardwalk.”

To learn more about how Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports is bringing L.A into LAX, please visit: