According to recent rumours, the company is 'on the verge' of submitting a planning application for the 20,000m2 Trongate site in Glasgow's Merchant City district - more than four years after Selfridges first announced it had earmarked the plot for a new flagship store (AJ 16.01.03).
However, fears are growing that, should the project ever get the go-ahead, Ito may not be involved in the scheme, as Selfridges has reportedly appointed a new group architect.
And it also seems increasingly certain that BDP - which was originally brought in to work alongside Japanese superstar Ito - will not play a part in any future plans.
Selfridges had intended to open a series of landmark stores across the UK following the success of Future Systems' building in Birmingham.
However, in 2003 the company decided to shelve plans by Foreign Office Architect for a new store in Bristol, with the Glasgow scheme also mothballed.
Selfridges denies that Ito's flagship Glasgow store has been resurrected