Welcome to the new Cutting Edge Framework

Cutting Edge is a residential framework provider serving the north of England and the midlands for twelve years in various guises. Compliant with UK public contract regulations, Cutting Edge supports on the procurement and delivery of social housing developments across a wide range of sectors including tenures, affordable housing, affordable rent, affordable shared ownership, outright sale and older person shared ownership.

Our Trusted Members

Cutting Edge comprises 48 developers and contractors, and 39 consultants with experience on a national scale to ensure the success of your scheme.  


Our framework will give you access to a truly transparent and collaborative network of specialists ensuring your projects are delivered to budget and on time.

Take a look at our video which fully outlines how the lots will be structured for contractors and consultants, the procurement process, requirements and timescales for submission.

Case Study 1

Progress Housing Group,  Oakmere Homes and South Lakeland District Council completed and handed over 49 affordable new homes for local families in Kendal via the Cutting Edge framework. 

The completion comprised 49 affordable new homes at their Strawberry Fields development located in Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria. 49 units were acquired, 25 of which were designated affordable rent homes and are now occupied by new tenants, and the remaining 24 are shared ownership properties-all of which were reserved off-plan, with the new homeowners now starting to move in. The scheme has truly helped people who are least able to find a home on the open market.


Poets phase 1 and 2 started on site in November 2016 and involved the demolition of the existing stock on the footprint which had suffered from historical structural problems. Architectural work was completed by John McCall and the contractor work undertaken by Vistry.  The final property was completed onsite in July 2020. 
In total 70 new homes were built which included 64 new two, three and four bed social rented homes and 6 two and three bed homes for sale. 

The key aim of this project was to maintain the existing strong community cohesion within the neighbourhood.  

All new rental homes on phase 1 and 2 were offered and keenly accepted by households who had been dispersed from homes that were demolished within the Poets redevelopment area.  

Social value delivered 

  • 31 members of staff were employed on site from the local area. 
  • 5 apprentices were employed which included 1 bricklayer, 1 roofer and 3 M&E apprentices. 
  • The contractor supplied and fitted a new kitchen and accessories at St Pauls Church – estimated in the value of £4,500.   
  • They also painted the church communal areas at a local homeless shelter. 
  • Vistry supported Salix Homes to deliver interview skills sessions, which included mock interviews and a taster session at Albion Academy High school.   
“After months of worry that we couldn’t afford to stay in this area of Kendal, we’re now living in a lovely new home with a large garden, close to my mum and my little boy’s school which means a lot to us – and we couldn’t be happier. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Progress Housing Group to other families looking for affordable rent homes.” 
Louise Haigh

Our Framework's Objectives

Save Money

To achieve cost savings and demonstrate value for money.

Act Fast

To deliver on time and within budget.

Minimise Risk

To minimise risk and achieve lean processes.

Deliver Quality

To deliver a quality product that benefits the community.

Show Clarity

To operate in a partnership that is clear, accessible, transparent and can be audited;

Keep Improving

To achieve continuous improvement for efficient procurement and sustainable development;

Find Out More...

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