Selfridges is planning to open a third UK store, in Birmingham, according to press reports this week. The move follows the success of its first out-of-London venue in Manchester, which opened in 1998.
The retailing group refuses to comment on the speculation, though architect Future Systems is expected to be appointed to design a new 18 850 sq m building.
John Herbert Partnership, which created interiors at the Manchester store in the Trafford Centre, has not been approached by Selfridges to work on the Birmingham shop. It does not, however, rule out any possible involvement in the future.