WSP USA is part of the team that will design and build a new terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
Earlier this year, the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected LaGuardia Gateway Partners to develop the new facility, which will replace the Central Terminal Building (terminal B) and create a new central entry portal to the airport, unify previously unconnected terminals, and serve approximately 50 percent of the passenger volume.
LaGuardia Gateway Partners includes WSP and HOK as the design joint venture; Skanska and Meridiam for development and equity investment; Skanska and Walsh Construction as the construction joint venture; and Vantage Airport Group for management of the operations.
“The team is ready to deliver an exceptional experience for the airport community and the travelers who will pass through the new terminal,” said Stewart Steeves of Vantage Airport Group, president and CEO of LaGuardia Gateway Partners. “We will develop a world-class facility and bring the level of operational expertise needed to deliver the airport New Yorkers deserve, both during construction and throughout long-term operations.”
The new terminal will be designed to seamlessly integrate with future amenities, such as premier retail and dining space, a hotel, a conference and business center, and other modern features that will generate revenue for the Port Authority. Amenities will include transportation features such as an air train, ferry service and a people mover to help passengers traverse the entire airport.
The $3.6 billion terminal will be funded by a public-private partnership, with the private sector contributing more than $2 billion and the Port Authority contributing more than $1 billion to construct the airport and supporting infrastructure.