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W. Cubitt and Co, one of the best known of London building contractors.
c.1809 Thomas Cubitt set up in business on his own account in Holborn.
1810 His brother William joined him.
1815 the business was moved to Gray's Inn Road. Cubitt developed a system by which he employed workmen of all the building trades directly. His difficulties dealing with architects made him concentrate on speculative development rather than contracting for buildings.
1827 William Cubitt and Thomas Cubitt split their partnership, setting up separate businesses.
1831 Lewis rejoined William
The company was responsible for many important buildings, including Fishmongers' Hall, Covent Garden market, Hanwell Lunatic Asylum, and Euston Station. Built a graving dock at Southampton, new docks at Shadwell for the London Dock Company, and repaired old Westminster Bridge. Carried out alterations to the Bank of England and the chapel at Buckingham Palace, extensions to the National Gallery and the Stock Exchange building, and work for the Duke of Wellington's funeral, as well as working on important private houses.