The Adelaide Central Bus Station provides amenities which cater for interstate, regional and day tour services as well as refreshments and visitor advice to more than 300,000 users each year.
The building design incorporates a strong visual motif which becomes the marker for the bus station and the wider re-development of a whole city block. The façades to Franklin and Grote Streets are designed as contemporary metallic screens alluding to the extruded shapes of vehicles. Whilst in no way intended as a literal device, it is nevertheless hoped that they will convey a message or signal association with transportation. The carpark and the elevated accommodation block sit behind the screens.