Minor alterations: Armoury, stoves, Governor's Room and Garden Court, 1788-93 (8)
Soane became surveyor of the Bank in October 1788. He met regularly with the Bank's Building Committee to propose new designs and receive orders of necessary building works. Many of his early tasks included general repairs such as re-painting railings, re-paving entrances and installing new windows. Soane's ambitions as an architect sometimes materialised in the form of unsolicited plans, such as a design for altering the Garden Court. Generally, however, he responded to the needs and requests of the Bank's directors.