Brisbane co-working space Little Tokyo Two collapses into voluntary liquidation

Brisbane co-working space Little Tokyo Two collapses into voluntary liquidation
Brisbane co-working space Little Tokyo Two collapses into voluntary liquidation

The Queensland-based co-working space and business incubator Little Tokyo Two has been placed into voluntary liquidation.

Its founder and entrepreneur Jock Fairweather sending a message saying the business had become “unsustainable”.

Founded four years ago, Little Tokyo Two (LT2) had five locations across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

The business was primarily offering a co-working space service to startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs. However, the business had also recently expanded into offering incubation services and ‘growth plans’ for startups.

In the message, Fairweather said while the incubation offerings had performed well, the co-working model had become unprofitable and criticised new market entrants for “undercutting” prices.

“The business of running a co-working space has been struggling, with increased competition in the market and new entrants, who undercut prices to attract new members,” Fairweather said.

“After stress testing our future financial model and the financial difficulty we have recently faced we have concluded that the viability of the LT2 as a co-working space is an unsustainable option for our future.”

The Courier-Mail reports Brisbane City Council had invested $5 million in innovation hub The Capital, which Little Tokyo Two was a “foundation tenant” of.

The council told The Courier-Mail it was trying to find a new operator to “provide certainty for tenants”.

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