WSP USA is part of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the team designing and building the new Central Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
The project will create a new central entry portal to the airport, unify previously unconnected terminals, and serve approximately 50 percent of the passenger volume. When completed, LaGuardia will provide New York City with a world-class facility that brings a higher level of operation for passengers, both during construction and throughout long-term operations.
LaGuardia Gateway Partners was selected for the project by the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Partner firms include 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 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. It is the largest public-private partnership (P3) currently being undertaken in the U.S.