Young couple fall in love with Heartlands

Date: Wednesday 17 September 2014


Young first-time buyers Stuart Roger (22) and Shannon Mulligan (20) are loving life in their first new home thanks to a move to Taylor Wimpey at Heartlands, near Polkemmet Country Park in West Lothian.


The couple are now the proud owners of two bedroom Andrew home and they found the whole process of buying really easy as Stuart, who is a manufacturing engineer in Livingston, explains:  “We were both living with our parents locally in Whitburn, and we’d been keeping our eye on the development at Heartlands whilst we saved up for our deposit.  We knew that we wanted to stay local and Heartlands is the perfect choice for us because it means we can still be really close to family and friends, plus it’s really handy for both Shannon and I for work in Livingston. 


“Our sales executive Kimberley talked us through the whole process of buying a new home and made everything really stress-free and simple to understand.  We’ve been able to buy the new two bedroom home that we really wanted so we’re really happy and feel that we’ve made a fantastic step onto the property ladder.”


The couple are enjoying being part of the masterplan at Heartlands as Shannon adds: “We’re really excited to be involved in the overall plan for Heartlands – things are really starting to change and there’s lots of activity.  We were some of the first people to move in here with Taylor Wimpey, and now our neighbours have moved in and our street is starting to come to life so that is a nice feeling.  Plus we can also see some of the other development activity from our new house, so we can literally watch the development grow every day – it’s really amazing how quickly it is changing.”


Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland comments:  “It’s great news to hear that young couples like Stuart and Shannon are able to take their first steps onto the property ladder. 


“There’s a wide variety of schemes and initiatives that are designed to get buyers on the move even if they have a property to see so I’d encourage interested buyers to pop along to their nearest development to see how helpful we can be to help them to achieve their move to a new home.”


Taylor Wimpey at Heartlands offers a range of two, three and four bedroom homes with prices currently starting from £127,000 for the two bedroom Andrew.  Three showhomes are now open off Polkemmet Road to inspire buyers to make their move to this impressive development.   

This is one of the first developments of new family homes to be available at Heartlands* – a new £650m residential, business, retail, and leisure destination situated just off junction 4A of the M8 near Polkemmet Country Park conveniently located halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Opening hours are Thursday to Monday from 10am-5.30pm, alternatively call 01501 640 566. 

For information on Taylor Wimpey at Heartlands visit  For details of the Heartlands masterplan visit