IJGlobal awards LaGuardia Gateway Partners 2016 "North American Airport Deal of the Year"

The redevelopment of LaGuardia Central Terminal B, led by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, was recognized as ´North American Airport Deal of the Year´ by IJGlobal, the project finance and infrastructure journal, the firm said.

With this award, the redevelopment of Central Terminal B joins a select group of leading energy and infrastructure projects recognized for global excellence. LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP) is composed of three equity and development partners: Vantage Airport Group, Skanska, and Meridiam.

The IJ Global Awards recognizes companies, major projects and achievements in infrastructure around the world. This award comes on the heels of recognition for LGP in the 2016 Project Finance International Awards, where the partnership took home the “Americas Transportation Deal of the Year” award, honoring achievement and ingenuity in the global finance market.

The USD 4bn, 1.3-million square foot redevelopment project is one of the largest public-private partnerships in the nation´s history and the largest in US aviation. It includes a new 35-gate Central Terminal B and is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification for sustainable design. It will also feature dual pedestrian bridges spanning active taxi lanes — the first in the world — to connect the terminal to two island concourses.

LaGuardia Gateway Partners was selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to deliver an extensive capital redevelopment project at LaGuardia Airport that will provide world-class terminal facilities and operations for passengers and airlines.

LaGuardia Gateway Partners is composed of Vantage Airport Group, Skanska and Meridiam for development and equity investment; SkanskaWalsh as the design build joint venture; HOK and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff for design; and Vantage Airport Group for management of the terminal operations. LGP members have worked on more than 350 aviation and transportation projects globally and domestically, including international airports in New York (John F. Kennedy), Chicago, Doha, Delhi, Los Angeles, Santiago, and Nassau.