Six months after breaking ground, work is progressing slowly for the LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse South project, which adds new capacity to the recently-completed West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

The $400-million project, which is replacing a regional jet terminal near Terminal 8, will eventually consist of a 150,000-square-foot structure featuring eight gates for narrow-body aircraft.

View looking southeast at Midfield Satellite Concourse South Woods Bagot

LAX is employing what is described as a "first-of-its-kind construction technique," for the new concourse, building nine different components at an off-site location a half-mile away, then transporting those elements to the site for assembly.

Woods Bagot is designing MSC South, which will have an L-shaped footprint and a direct connection to the West Gates passenger concourse on its second floor. Its exterior will feature a brise soleil system, framing views from the interior while also offering solar shading for the concourse within.

Completion of MSC South is expected in 2025.

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The project is a component of LAX's ongoing $14.5-billion capital improvement project, which includes renovations of terminals, the construction of new ground transportation hubs, and an automated people mover system.

LAWA may also not be done adding passenger gates to the airport. Plans released in 2019 call for an expansion of Terminal 1 and the construction of a new Terminal 9 on the east side of Sepulveda Boulevard.

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