Hotham House

commercial building in Richmond-on-Thames

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Hotham House
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Hotham House is located in Greater London
Hotham House
Location within Greater London
General information
TypeCompany headquarters
Architectural styleNew Classical architecture
Address1 Heron Square, TW9 1EJ
Coordinates51°27′31″N 0°18′23″W / 51.45855°N 0.30637°W / 51.45855; -0.30637
Elevation10 m (33 ft)
Current tenantseBay UK, Gumtree, Shutl, StubHub[1]
Construction started1984
Inaugurated28 October 1988
Renovation cost£20m
Design and construction
ArchitectQuinlan Terry

Hotham House is a commercial building in Richmond, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, and the UK headquarters of eBay and Gumtree. It is situated on the eastern side of the River Thames, east of Corporation Island, at the junction of the A305 and A307.


The original Hotham House, built in 1720, fell into disrepair and collapsed in 1960, and was demolished.[2] The name of the building came from Admiral Sir William Hotham, who lived there in 1810.

The name was resurrected in the 1980s as part of the new Richmond Riverside development.


Construction of the redeveloped series of buildings began in 1984 and finished in 1987 in a £20m renovation funded by the Pension Fund Property Unit Trust. The buildings, designed by Quinlan Terry in a New Classical style, were opened by the Queen on 28 October 1988.

eBay opened their London office there in 2008.

See also


  1. ^ eBay
  2. ^ The Times, Tuesday 29 March 1960, page 6
  3. ^ Companies House

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