For over two years, an old office in Derby had been left empty and lifeless but is now the centre of the hustle and bustle. This is due to the fact that it is now home to Derby University’s Law and Criminology Department. It is a building which cannot be missed as it is such a distinctive, beautiful and abnormal colour. It is a six storey, 32,000 square foot expanse with an exterior of copper plating. Originally, it was built as office in order to create around 700 jobs, as a £20 million project, but this architectural beauty, now named, One Friar Gate Square, failed to attract the businesses it was intended for. The intended space had to be changed so that the layout was amenable and usable for the university staff and students, so it now has a number of specialist rooms relating to Law and Criminology, including an open plan specialist law library, lecture theatres and two fully compliant Court rooms Magistrates and Family Court – and all of this is inside a shell of copper plating!
A Little More About Copper Plating
Copper plating is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Copper plating is very bright and eye catching. It has excellent levelling properties, naturally kills bacteria and is often used for decorative purposes, such as the Derby University building. Copper plating has a smart, polished copper-pink finish and can be lacquered to prevent tarnish from occurring.
NiTEC UK and You
If you or your business are interested in copper plating, or any other plating methods, such as electroless nickel plating or diffused nickel plating or heat treatment, then why not contact NiTEC UK? We are Derbyshire based, leading specialists in the plating industry who can offer you a wide range of well-developed, tried and tested techniques which are very high-spec and are also cost effective. We have experience of working for the aerospace, medical, army and automotive industries, to name but a few and offer our services to the UK, Germany, France, Brazil and Holland. Call us today on 0845 224 3571 or alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org