About us: Why Alnwick?

Way back in the late 9th Century (AD) a wandering Viking named Rollo Thurstan Brico sailed his galley on to a Normandy beach and decided to settle there. With the delightful Gerlotte De Blois they had children, one of whom was Mainfred De Percy.

Mainfred's grandson, William de Percy, is said to have accompanied Hugh d'Avranches from Normandy to England, with the great King William 1st. For his efforts he became the first Baron Percy.

The earliest mention of Alnwick (pronounced Ænik, or 'annick'.), and the subsequent Castle that still commands the region, appears soon after 1096 when Yves de Vescy became baron of Alnwick and erected the earliest parts of the Castle.

The Castle was purchased by the 1st Lord Percy of Alnwick in the early 1300's. He moved his family north from Yorkshire and started a relationship between the family and the town that lasts to this day. Portions of his initial castle fortress remain to this day. And the castle is recognized by many for the significant role it has played in the Harry Potter movie series.

Over the 700 year since that auspicious start, the Percy story has continued through the ages and around the World with tales of battles won and lost, imprisonment in the Tower of London, travels and exploration. One of the most famous sons being Harry Hotspur, eldest son of the 1st Earl Percy, who earned the nick name "Hotspur" for his great courage and quick temper and was immortalized by Shakespeare in Henry IV part 1.

While Ken Percy claims no direct relation with Rollo, or his heirs, he does have that same determination to succeed that drove the Vikings to seek out new lands in Europe's Dark Ages. Ken brings that determination to Alnwick Project Delivery, Inc. and to every project that he is associated with. That same determination has satisfactorily brought challenging and complex construction projects to a timely close without drama, crisis, or angst that too frequently accompanies so many projects. Ken's jobs are well planned, well executed, and completed with the minimum of fuss.

As an Owner, these are the qualities that you require from a team that will represent your best interest from the outset of the project until the final close-out. These are the qualities that Alnwick Project Delivery, Inc. bring to all of their work.