"Thomas Cubitt, the man who was building up Pimlico"
Cubitt's Eaton Square
Creative Commons AttributionCubitt's Eaton Square - Credit: Gauis Caecilius

 Thomas Cubitt (1788-1855) was a leading builder who worked largely in London. His building company constructed houses in Camden Town, Islington and Bloomsbury, before he was commissioned to work on the area in Belgravia and Pimlico with which he is most associated. He also built the east front of Buckingham Palace.

Cubitt was keen to promote Pimlico as a refined residential area, and was therefore quick to suppress any appearance of manufacturing, such as the Colt factory sign, and to clear the area's slums.