The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has awarded architectural firm Woods Bagot a $12m contract to design the proposed Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) South.

MSC South will be a two-story, pre-engineered structure with eight gates. The complex will serve group III aircraft, including the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 family.

It will be connected to MSC North, which is currently under construction on the airfield west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The new concourse will provide additional domestic gates to reduce dependency on remote gates, enabling guests using the facility to access concessions, services, and lounge areas at Tom Bradley and the new MSC North.

MSC North features 12 new gates and is scheduled to become operational next summer.

Los Angeles World Airports Terminal Development Improvement Programme deputy executive director Hans Thilenius said: “The MSC South project will deliver new domestic contact gates that provide our guests with a significantly improved experience and enable them to take advantage of our recent investments at Tom Bradley International Terminal and MSC North.

“We intend to use pre-engineered structural systems, which will aid in building these gates expeditiously and without significant impact to our operations.”

Woods Bagot has offices in San Francisco, London, Singapore, Dubai, Sydney, Abu Dhabi, and other locations.

Various airport projects, including the recently opened Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport, have been designed by Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot worked as the lead architect and designer for the Joint Business Lounge in LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, which is shared by Qantas, Cathay Pacific, and British Airways.

Earlier in April, Los Angeles World Airports released documents highlighting the need to reconfigure the runways and construct a passenger terminal east of Sepulveda Boulevard at LAX.