City of Los Angeles, International Terminal, Los Angeles Airport, California
Talbot Consultants, under Richard Talbot, was retained to conduct a retail planning study for the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles Airport. The project was extremely fast tracked and required a detailed analysis of the existing retail operations as well as analysing a series of re-development options that had been developed by the client and other professional firms. The final deliverable was a detailed study containing floor plans and tables for both the current operation and all the options and concluded with our recommendations for the preferred option together with suggestions as to how that option might be improved in order to provide the optimum solution. Our recommendations were accepted in their entirety. The re-development of TBIT has been a resounding success with concession sales increasing from US $78 million in the year before re-development, to US $105 million for the first year after re-development. As a result the projected pay-back on the re-development costs of two years was achieved in only six months.