Westfield reveals designs for 18 concessions at LAX T6

By Kevin Rozario |

Retail concession operator Westfield, this week, unveiled its design vision for the redevelopment of LAX’s Terminal 6 concessions, inspired by Los Angeles’ famous Sunset Boulevard.

 

The project details follow last Thursday’s release of T6’s Competitive Evaluation Process through which Westfield is currently seeking proposals from qualified F&B and retail brands (see below for list of retail units).

 

The deadline for submissions is 25 August [for full downloadable details click here].

 

The global developer aims to transform the T6 traveller experience through luxury retail, sophisticated dining, and world-class design with completion expected in 2016.

 

 

Coined The Boulevard, Westfield’s design vision seeks to unify the three disjointed buildings that comprise the current T6 into an integrated whole – “much like the collection of diverse neighbourhoods that are woven together by Sunset Boulevard” says the company.

 

The concept, which includes bold lighting and digital technologies, is meant to replicate the experience of traveling from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway. The concession operator says that the meandering curves in Bel Air and Brentwood inspired the retail and dining districts.

 

 

Westfield – which handles the acclaimed Tom Bradley International Terminal retail offer – says the T6 redevelopment is slated to begin construction this autumn, with a dining and retail collection of 18 local and global brands “that capture LA’s distinct style”.

 

‘TAILORED ENVIRONMENTS’

“Tom Bradley raised the bar on the traveller experience for airports around the world, and Westfield is continuing that approach of creating tailored environments that work for each terminal’s travellers and for its carriers across the entire LAX project,” says Dominic Lowe, Executive Vice President, Westfield.

 

During construction, T6 will remain fully active as new facilities phase in incrementally. New amenities will include terrazzo flooring and opening up the interface between the original terminal and its connector – built more than a decade later – to create more space and new sightlines to the shopping and dining facilities.

 

 

Built in 1961 and expanded in 1979, LAX’s T6 is home to 14 gates and five carriers serving both domestic and international travellers. In 2013, the terminal served more than 8.1m passengers.

 

Meanwhile, the redevelopment of T2 is underway where 21 new dining and retail destinations will be added. The project is expected to be complete in 2015.

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