Photograph taken from RHS Malvern Spring Show 2019 website


Marshall Structures were appointed to design 3 parabolic arches – the largest of these being around 9m long and 4m tall. The arches formed the centre piece of Sebastian Conrad and Kate Rees’ garden, “What If In Support of Rees Foundation”. This garden went on to win a gold medal at the show.


One of the biggest challenges that was faced during the design of the arches was the amount of deflection that calculations predicted there would be on the largest of the 3 arches. After some head scratching, alternative ways of supporting the arch had to be found and a small support and bracket were designed. This change of design ensured that the design met the clients brief and satisfied us that the structure was safe for public display.

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